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Education and Socioeconomic Well-Being in Racially Diverse Rural Counties

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  • Mykerezi, Elton
  • Mills, Bradford F.
  • Gomes, Sonya

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This paper examines trends in the socioeconomic well-being in rural counties where Black residents represent one third or more of the population. These racially diverse rural counties (RDRCs) are located exclusively in the rural South and generally have low levels of economic well-being. On a positive note, college education levels in RDRCs are found to have increased rapidly between 1990 and 2000. Regression analysis suggests that these increases were in part due to the concentration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the region. Local investments in K-12 education are also found to be linked to county education levels.

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  • Mykerezi, Elton & Mills, Bradford F. & Gomes, Sonya, 2003. "Education and Socioeconomic Well-Being in Racially Diverse Rural Counties," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 35(02), August.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:joaaec:37959
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    1. Elton Mykerezi & Bradford F. Mills, 2008. "The Wage Earnings Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities," Southern Economic Journal, Southern Economic Association, vol. 75(1), pages 173-187, July.
    2. Mykerezi, Elton & Mills, Bradford F., 2004. "Education and Economic Well-Being in Racially Diverse Rural Counties: The Role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 34(3), pages 303-319.
    3. Catherine J. Weinberger, 2017. "Engineering Educational Opportunity: Impacts of 1970s and 1980s Policies to Increase the Share of Black College Graduates with Major in Engineering or Computer Science," NBER Chapters,in: U.S. Engineering in a Global Economy National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    4. Catherine J. Weinberger, 2017. "Engineering Educational Opportunity: Impacts of 1970s and 1980s Policies to Increase the Share of Black College Graduates with Major in Engineering or Computer Science," NBER Working Papers 23703, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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    Keywords

    Blacks; public education; public investment; rural South; R12; I21; R53;

    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • R53 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock

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